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Alcohol use

Alcohol is the most abused drug in our nation and significant incidences of alcoholism exist. Because of the risk of addiction, do not use alcohol on a daily basis or to excess.

Studies show that two drinks (two beers, 8-12 ozs. of wine or two shots of hard liquor) per day do not cause liver disease in a majority of people. However, diseases of the liver, like cirrhosis (scarring with impaired function), pneumonia, infections, malnutrition, intestinal diseases like peptic ulcers and many other diseases present risks for people who abuse alcohol.

Moderation is the key to alcohol consumption.

The two most important factors in handling an alcohol problem are for the user to admit the problem and then to obtain professional help.

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